Democrat 2020 presidential candidates face off at California Democratic Convention

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco saw 14 Democratic presidential candidates attempting to make their case to represent their party in the upcoming 2020 election in this year’s California Democratic Convention.

The 2019 California Democratic convention saw thousands of delegates and other visitors come to San Francisco over the weekend.

Many were eager to see and hear from 14 Democratic presidential candidates, who were hoping to make their case as to why they are the best pick to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020.

It was a homecoming for California Senator Kamala Harris — who served as San Francisco’s district attorney from 2004 to 2011.

Harris is among Democratic leaders calling to impeach President Trump, despite some opposition from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“We need to begin impeachment proceedings and we need a new commander-in-chief,” said Sen. Kamala Harris.

Later that day — the microphone was taken away from Senator Harris’ hands by an animal rights demonstrator — during an event by the advocacy group MoveOn.

The protester was reportedly trying to call on Harris to support ordinary citizens rescuing animals.

Meanwhile, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren took a slight jab at former Vice President Joe Biden during her speech.

Biden, the Democratic front runner — who was not at the convention — recently expressed hope that Republicans will have an “epiphany” after Trump leaves offices which will lead them to work with Democrats.

“Some say if we’d all just calm down, the Republicans will come to their senses. But our country is in a time of crisis. The time for small ideas is over,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Other candidates like Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg drew a contrast between him and his Washington-based opponents, saying that Trump could be re-elected if the Democrats refuse to look at change.

“Why not a middle-class millennial mayor with a track record in the industrial midwest? Why not a mayor when we need Washington look like our best run cities and town and not the other way around? And why not someone who represents a new generation of leadership?”

According to most polls, Biden has a commanding lead among the 23 Democratic hopefuls — with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in close second.

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  • Mario
    5 June 2019 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    14 Dems Prez candidate Convention in CA, continues attack on Republican and Trump.You can not run on NEGATIVE platform. Each day, media and Dems candidate,should change their campaign technique, they just continue to slander and malign the Prez and his supporter.Trump won the 2016 election because of nationalistic, positive campaign, he built his entire campaign on strong economy,job creation, borders, language and culture. What Democrat running is HATE-TRUMP,.voters are tired on HATE. BIDEN poll rating down by 7%, Sanders up.. H CLINTON speech at Georgetown U, has NO nice words on SANDERS, accused him a sore loser,said Bernie will burn the place down.HC should eliminate Bernie, and DNC are ready to rigged Dems primary,in favor for BIDEN. IF Dems feels that BIDEN has no chance to beat TRUMP, DNC super delegate will nominate HILLARY CLINTON…another conspiratorial theory, but it is possible. CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT.

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